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byte compile Python source files


pycompile [-V [X.Y][-][A.B]] DIR_OR_FILE [-X REGEXPR]

pycompile -p PACKAGE

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if which pycompile >/dev/null 2>&1; then
pycompile -p #PACKAGE# #ARGS#


Wrapper around Python standard library's py_compile module to byte-compile Python files.



show program's version number and exit

-h, --help

show this help message and exit

-f, --force

force rebuild of byte-code files even if timestamps are up-to-date


byte-compile to .pyo files

-q, --quiet

be quiet

-v, --verbose

turn verbose mode on

-p PACKAGE, --package=PACKAGE

specify Debian package name whose files should be bytecompiled


force private modules to be bytecompiled with Python version from given range, regardless of the default Python version in the system. If there are no other options, bytecompile all public modules for installed Python versions that match given range. VERSION_RANGE examples:

2.5 version 2.5 only

2.5- version 2.5 or newer

2.5-2.7 version 2.5 or 2.6

-3.0 all supported 2.X versions


exclude items that match given REGEXPR. You may use this option multiple times to build up a list of things to exclude

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